Mum posed as daughter to snare Newport pervert who sent explicit Facebook messages

Mum posed as daughter to snare Facebook pervert

Mum posed as daughter to snare Facebook pervert

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A NEWPORT man has been jailed for two years after sending explicit messages on Facebook to a mother disguised as her teenage daughter.

Greg Causton, 28, had pleaded guilty to attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity at a hearing last month.

Cardiff Crown Court heard how, over a two day period in November last year, Causton sent messages to the mother of the teenager from Bristol, who had set up a Facebook page using her daughter's picture.

The mother had been alerted by her other teenage daughter after Causton sent her "explicit messages" on the social media site, prosecuting David Thomas told the court.

The mother, who along with her daughters cannot be named for legal reasons, then sent a friend request to Causton pretending to be her younger teenage daughter, who was under 16, after becoming concerned of the nature of the initial messages.

Mr Thomas added: "He accepted her and then a number of exchanges were made, which quickly became of a sexual nature."

The court then heard how the defendant asked the child how old she was, to which the mother replied stating the teenager's age.

Causton, of Keir Hardie Terrace in Newport, then continued with the sexual comments, once asking the child to show him her breasts.

But when the mother revealed her true identity to Causton, who had previously said he was 20 years old, he then asked her permission to have sex with her daughter.

The mother then reported the matter to the police.

Defending Marian Lewis said: "It's a very unusual case because an approach was made to this defendant by an adult pretending to be a girl under 16."

She added the defendant had shown genuine remorse for his actions, and had acted through "boredom" and through the "influence of cannabis".

But sentencing Causton to two years' imprisonment, Judge Richard Twomlow said: "There was a significant disparity in ages. You said you were 20 when in fact you were 27 at the time, and when she said her age you didn't stop. Your response, remarkably, was to ask if you could have sex with her daughter."

Causton was told to serve half of his sentence in custody. His sentence would have been three years had he not pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

Judge Twomlow added that Causton was disqualified from ever working with children and ordered to pay £100 victim surcharge.

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11:23am Mon 26 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Bully for mum. But if mum had been in a pub and Causton beaten and hospitalised her, he'd have been unlikely to get 2 years. The State is telling the judges to sentence harder on this kind of stuff-usually the province of inadequates with halitosis, BO and no mates-than on drunken, violent yobs..
Bully for mum. But if mum had been in a pub and Causton beaten and hospitalised her, he'd have been unlikely to get 2 years. The State is telling the judges to sentence harder on this kind of stuff-usually the province of inadequates with halitosis, BO and no mates-than on drunken, violent yobs.. Dai Rear
  • Score: -12

11:52am Mon 26 May 14

Jonnytrouble says...

Good ' o ' facebook !
Good ' o ' facebook ! Jonnytrouble
  • Score: -7

12:17pm Mon 26 May 14

crazyaunty says...

he should have got more than that sentence, he admitted his guilt and therefore his perverted obsessions. He has a history of weird and sexual orientated arrests. he's clearly a danger to society and should be locked up for a long time, that should keep the females safe from his predatory ways for a while. Well done to a brave mum who used her common sense and got a great result ! As for the judges in this country - Grow a pair!!
he should have got more than that sentence, he admitted his guilt and therefore his perverted obsessions. He has a history of weird and sexual orientated arrests. he's clearly a danger to society and should be locked up for a long time, that should keep the females safe from his predatory ways for a while. Well done to a brave mum who used her common sense and got a great result ! As for the judges in this country - Grow a pair!! crazyaunty
  • Score: 8

3:04pm Mon 26 May 14

Dai Rear says...

crazyaunty wrote:
he should have got more than that sentence, he admitted his guilt and therefore his perverted obsessions. He has a history of weird and sexual orientated arrests. he's clearly a danger to society and should be locked up for a long time, that should keep the females safe from his predatory ways for a while. Well done to a brave mum who used her common sense and got a great result ! As for the judges in this country - Grow a pair!!
A wise mum but she only sat at a machine typing. I'm doing that and I don't feel "brave" In passing how long would you give for a drunken assault causing minor mental impairment to the victim? Would you consider that streets more serious than this? I can't quite get a grip on this weird puritanism about stuff which seems to me to rank quite low on the scale of human depravity
[quote][p][bold]crazyaunty[/bold] wrote: he should have got more than that sentence, he admitted his guilt and therefore his perverted obsessions. He has a history of weird and sexual orientated arrests. he's clearly a danger to society and should be locked up for a long time, that should keep the females safe from his predatory ways for a while. Well done to a brave mum who used her common sense and got a great result ! As for the judges in this country - Grow a pair!![/p][/quote]A wise mum but she only sat at a machine typing. I'm doing that and I don't feel "brave" In passing how long would you give for a drunken assault causing minor mental impairment to the victim? Would you consider that streets more serious than this? I can't quite get a grip on this weird puritanism about stuff which seems to me to rank quite low on the scale of human depravity Dai Rear
  • Score: -7

8:34pm Mon 26 May 14

throwy1 says...

What I find very alarming, if I have read the report correctly, is having attempted to "pick up the girl" and finding it was her mother on the site, he actually asked the girls Mother if he could have sexual intercourse with her underage daughter.
What I find very alarming, if I have read the report correctly, is having attempted to "pick up the girl" and finding it was her mother on the site, he actually asked the girls Mother if he could have sexual intercourse with her underage daughter. throwy1
  • Score: 4

10:30am Tue 27 May 14

Roger Elliot says...

"Influence of cannabis"! HA! I guess all those Catholic priests are influenced by the communion wine,,,
"Influence of cannabis"! HA! I guess all those Catholic priests are influenced by the communion wine,,, Roger Elliot
  • Score: 0

6:10pm Tue 27 May 14

crazyaunty says...

in reply to "Dai rear", the mum was brave enough to report this pervert to the police and therefore providing future protection for other people from this sicko, she did far more than just sit and typing! . as for asking me how long would I give a drunken assault, it has nothing to do with my original comments and therefore I wont comment in a reply either, you may be confusing my comment with someone else's (maybe worth checking)! but I also hope you DO NOT rank the attempt of sexual abuse by that man as " being quite low on the scale of human depravity" as you put it. for it's clearly not low, it's disgusting, despicable, unjustifiable, and he deserved to be locked up as do all perverts
in reply to "Dai rear", the mum was brave enough to report this pervert to the police and therefore providing future protection for other people from this sicko, she did far more than just sit and typing! . as for asking me how long would I give a drunken assault, it has nothing to do with my original comments and therefore I wont comment in a reply either, you may be confusing my comment with someone else's (maybe worth checking)! but I also hope you DO NOT rank the attempt of sexual abuse by that man as " being quite low on the scale of human depravity" as you put it. for it's clearly not low, it's disgusting, despicable, unjustifiable, and he deserved to be locked up as do all perverts crazyaunty
  • Score: 1

6:33pm Tue 27 May 14

Dai Rear says...

crazyaunty wrote:
in reply to "Dai rear", the mum was brave enough to report this pervert to the police and therefore providing future protection for other people from this sicko, she did far more than just sit and typing! . as for asking me how long would I give a drunken assault, it has nothing to do with my original comments and therefore I wont comment in a reply either, you may be confusing my comment with someone else's (maybe worth checking)! but I also hope you DO NOT rank the attempt of sexual abuse by that man as " being quite low on the scale of human depravity" as you put it. for it's clearly not low, it's disgusting, despicable, unjustifiable, and he deserved to be locked up as do all perverts
I'm delighted that you've led such a sheltered life that you believe that in operating a computer keyboard in the way he did Causton has scaled the heights of the heinous to something approaching genocide. Long may you retain your innocence and I suppose, should we need a successor to Albert Pierrepoint, we may look to you.
[quote][p][bold]crazyaunty[/bold] wrote: in reply to "Dai rear", the mum was brave enough to report this pervert to the police and therefore providing future protection for other people from this sicko, she did far more than just sit and typing! . as for asking me how long would I give a drunken assault, it has nothing to do with my original comments and therefore I wont comment in a reply either, you may be confusing my comment with someone else's (maybe worth checking)! but I also hope you DO NOT rank the attempt of sexual abuse by that man as " being quite low on the scale of human depravity" as you put it. for it's clearly not low, it's disgusting, despicable, unjustifiable, and he deserved to be locked up as do all perverts[/p][/quote]I'm delighted that you've led such a sheltered life that you believe that in operating a computer keyboard in the way he did Causton has scaled the heights of the heinous to something approaching genocide. Long may you retain your innocence and I suppose, should we need a successor to Albert Pierrepoint, we may look to you. Dai Rear
  • Score: -4

8:02pm Tue 27 May 14

Limestonecowboy says...

Dai Rear wrote:
crazyaunty wrote: in reply to "Dai rear", the mum was brave enough to report this pervert to the police and therefore providing future protection for other people from this sicko, she did far more than just sit and typing! . as for asking me how long would I give a drunken assault, it has nothing to do with my original comments and therefore I wont comment in a reply either, you may be confusing my comment with someone else's (maybe worth checking)! but I also hope you DO NOT rank the attempt of sexual abuse by that man as " being quite low on the scale of human depravity" as you put it. for it's clearly not low, it's disgusting, despicable, unjustifiable, and he deserved to be locked up as do all perverts
I'm delighted that you've led such a sheltered life that you believe that in operating a computer keyboard in the way he did Causton has scaled the heights of the heinous to something approaching genocide. Long may you retain your innocence and I suppose, should we need a successor to Albert Pierrepoint, we may look to you.
You really do like to defend this creature ... why?
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazyaunty[/bold] wrote: in reply to "Dai rear", the mum was brave enough to report this pervert to the police and therefore providing future protection for other people from this sicko, she did far more than just sit and typing! . as for asking me how long would I give a drunken assault, it has nothing to do with my original comments and therefore I wont comment in a reply either, you may be confusing my comment with someone else's (maybe worth checking)! but I also hope you DO NOT rank the attempt of sexual abuse by that man as " being quite low on the scale of human depravity" as you put it. for it's clearly not low, it's disgusting, despicable, unjustifiable, and he deserved to be locked up as do all perverts[/p][/quote]I'm delighted that you've led such a sheltered life that you believe that in operating a computer keyboard in the way he did Causton has scaled the heights of the heinous to something approaching genocide. Long may you retain your innocence and I suppose, should we need a successor to Albert Pierrepoint, we may look to you.[/p][/quote]You really do like to defend this creature ... why? Limestonecowboy
  • Score: 0

11:57pm Tue 27 May 14

crazyaunty says...

Dai Rear wrote:
crazyaunty wrote:
in reply to "Dai rear", the mum was brave enough to report this pervert to the police and therefore providing future protection for other people from this sicko, she did far more than just sit and typing! . as for asking me how long would I give a drunken assault, it has nothing to do with my original comments and therefore I wont comment in a reply either, you may be confusing my comment with someone else's (maybe worth checking)! but I also hope you DO NOT rank the attempt of sexual abuse by that man as " being quite low on the scale of human depravity" as you put it. for it's clearly not low, it's disgusting, despicable, unjustifiable, and he deserved to be locked up as do all perverts
I'm delighted that you've led such a sheltered life that you believe that in operating a computer keyboard in the way he did Causton has scaled the heights of the heinous to something approaching genocide. Long may you retain your innocence and I suppose, should we need a successor to Albert Pierrepoint, we may look to you.
dear DAI REAR, I have not led a sheltered life, I have however been a victim of abuse and find your comments abhorrent, tactless and disgusting and as for someone elses comments about you defending this perverted criminal and asking why...there can only be one answer.....if you can't see what he did was wrong on every level, then you clearly agree with him and his actions.....nothing else would explain it. Expect you'll come up with another useless and non appropriate comment, you usually do, but people like him, and you are beyond belief. I understand they do "2 man rooms" in prison so why don't you go and join him if you agree with him so much!
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazyaunty[/bold] wrote: in reply to "Dai rear", the mum was brave enough to report this pervert to the police and therefore providing future protection for other people from this sicko, she did far more than just sit and typing! . as for asking me how long would I give a drunken assault, it has nothing to do with my original comments and therefore I wont comment in a reply either, you may be confusing my comment with someone else's (maybe worth checking)! but I also hope you DO NOT rank the attempt of sexual abuse by that man as " being quite low on the scale of human depravity" as you put it. for it's clearly not low, it's disgusting, despicable, unjustifiable, and he deserved to be locked up as do all perverts[/p][/quote]I'm delighted that you've led such a sheltered life that you believe that in operating a computer keyboard in the way he did Causton has scaled the heights of the heinous to something approaching genocide. Long may you retain your innocence and I suppose, should we need a successor to Albert Pierrepoint, we may look to you.[/p][/quote]dear DAI REAR, I have not led a sheltered life, I have however been a victim of abuse and find your comments abhorrent, tactless and disgusting and as for someone elses comments about you defending this perverted criminal and asking why...there can only be one answer.....if you can't see what he did was wrong on every level, then you clearly agree with him and his actions.....nothing else would explain it. Expect you'll come up with another useless and non appropriate comment, you usually do, but people like him, and you are beyond belief. I understand they do "2 man rooms" in prison so why don't you go and join him if you agree with him so much! crazyaunty
  • Score: 2

7:52am Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

crazyaunty wrote:
Dai Rear wrote:
crazyaunty wrote:
in reply to "Dai rear", the mum was brave enough to report this pervert to the police and therefore providing future protection for other people from this sicko, she did far more than just sit and typing! . as for asking me how long would I give a drunken assault, it has nothing to do with my original comments and therefore I wont comment in a reply either, you may be confusing my comment with someone else's (maybe worth checking)! but I also hope you DO NOT rank the attempt of sexual abuse by that man as " being quite low on the scale of human depravity" as you put it. for it's clearly not low, it's disgusting, despicable, unjustifiable, and he deserved to be locked up as do all perverts
I'm delighted that you've led such a sheltered life that you believe that in operating a computer keyboard in the way he did Causton has scaled the heights of the heinous to something approaching genocide. Long may you retain your innocence and I suppose, should we need a successor to Albert Pierrepoint, we may look to you.
dear DAI REAR, I have not led a sheltered life, I have however been a victim of abuse and find your comments abhorrent, tactless and disgusting and as for someone elses comments about you defending this perverted criminal and asking why...there can only be one answer.....if you can't see what he did was wrong on every level, then you clearly agree with him and his actions.....nothing else would explain it. Expect you'll come up with another useless and non appropriate comment, you usually do, but people like him, and you are beyond belief. I understand they do "2 man rooms" in prison so why don't you go and join him if you agree with him so much!
I have no particular sympathy with any criminal . I find the vehemence directed at this type of stuff disturbing. It may very well come from people with very high libidos, libidos which actually frighten them. Reason and high libido are not good companions I think. We have the libido we're born with but it helps to get through life not to be burdened with a primitive very high one., That's a guess. The other sentiment expressed "Oh you don't think what he's done is the worst crime in the history of the world, so you must be a kiddy fiddler" hearkens back to Salem , Mass, in the 18th century and is beneath response.
[quote][p][bold]crazyaunty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazyaunty[/bold] wrote: in reply to "Dai rear", the mum was brave enough to report this pervert to the police and therefore providing future protection for other people from this sicko, she did far more than just sit and typing! . as for asking me how long would I give a drunken assault, it has nothing to do with my original comments and therefore I wont comment in a reply either, you may be confusing my comment with someone else's (maybe worth checking)! but I also hope you DO NOT rank the attempt of sexual abuse by that man as " being quite low on the scale of human depravity" as you put it. for it's clearly not low, it's disgusting, despicable, unjustifiable, and he deserved to be locked up as do all perverts[/p][/quote]I'm delighted that you've led such a sheltered life that you believe that in operating a computer keyboard in the way he did Causton has scaled the heights of the heinous to something approaching genocide. Long may you retain your innocence and I suppose, should we need a successor to Albert Pierrepoint, we may look to you.[/p][/quote]dear DAI REAR, I have not led a sheltered life, I have however been a victim of abuse and find your comments abhorrent, tactless and disgusting and as for someone elses comments about you defending this perverted criminal and asking why...there can only be one answer.....if you can't see what he did was wrong on every level, then you clearly agree with him and his actions.....nothing else would explain it. Expect you'll come up with another useless and non appropriate comment, you usually do, but people like him, and you are beyond belief. I understand they do "2 man rooms" in prison so why don't you go and join him if you agree with him so much![/p][/quote]I have no particular sympathy with any criminal . I find the vehemence directed at this type of stuff disturbing. It may very well come from people with very high libidos, libidos which actually frighten them. Reason and high libido are not good companions I think. We have the libido we're born with but it helps to get through life not to be burdened with a primitive very high one., That's a guess. The other sentiment expressed "Oh you don't think what he's done is the worst crime in the history of the world, so you must be a kiddy fiddler" hearkens back to Salem , Mass, in the 18th century and is beneath response. Dai Rear
  • Score: -4

9:14am Wed 28 May 14

Dai Rear says...

Would it help if I illustrated my concern? Elderly vulnerable people are frightened of scum breaking in on their homes. If the scum are caught-provided they've not done it a few times before-they'll get about 21 months. Elderly vulnerable people are not concerned about the dirty mac brigade watching what Blunkett in his extreme Kimberley Quinn phase called "extreme ****", which doesn't relate to children, just adults doing unpleasant things. But a dirty mac caught with a lot of this will get more than the 21 months the scummer gets for breaking in on your nan's home and terrifying her. If that works for you, Crazy Aunty and Cowboy it sure don't for me. Moreover I have no doubt whatever that people good at IT don't get caught so Causton's mainly being punished for being a thick pleb rather than as a Threat To Society as we know it.
Would it help if I illustrated my concern? Elderly vulnerable people are frightened of scum breaking in on their homes. If the scum are caught-provided they've not done it a few times before-they'll get about 21 months. Elderly vulnerable people are not concerned about the dirty mac brigade watching what Blunkett in his extreme Kimberley Quinn phase called "extreme ****", which doesn't relate to children, just adults doing unpleasant things. But a dirty mac caught with a lot of this will get more than the 21 months the scummer gets for breaking in on your nan's home and terrifying her. If that works for you, Crazy Aunty and Cowboy it sure don't for me. Moreover I have no doubt whatever that people good at IT don't get caught so Causton's mainly being punished for being a thick pleb rather than as a Threat To Society as we know it. Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

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